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Dealing With the 2013 Ammunition Crisis

Dealing With the 2013 Ammunition Crisis

Anything related to firearms since November of 2012 has been in high demand. Obama’s re-election, followed by the Sandy Hook mass murders, doubled or tripled prices for firearms, accessories, magazines, and ammunition. You pretty much had to pay an arm and a leg to get stuff — if you could find it at all. Availability […]

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Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

Fighting Further Gun Control: Week Three

On Wednesday, January 16 2013 President Barack Obama released his proposed executive orders to “deal” with gun violence. As I wrote a few weeks ago, most of what gun control advocates propose has little to nothing to do with curbing mass murders such as the school shooting in Connecticut. Those educated on current and past […]

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The Predictable But Still Interesting Post-Election Surge of Ammunition and Magazine Sales

The Predictable But Still Interesting Post-Election Surge of Ammunition and Magazine Sales

Election day, November 6, 2012. At 10:09 PM CST Sedagive? and I were convinced Obama was going to be re-elected to President of the United States. 10:11 PM CST I completed an order of ammunition to SG Ammo for 2200 rounds of ammunition: 1000 rounds of practice ammunition for our rifles, 1000 rounds of practice […]

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Shooting a Glock 19 Inside of a Shirt

Shooting a Glock 19 Inside of a Shirt

I carry my handguns concealed 100% of the time. I don’t open carry, and even when training with rifles or shotguns I keep my handguns covered. One of the by-products of carrying concealed is that your handgun may get caught up inside of your cover garment. This can also happen if you carry a pistol […]

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Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

Zero Tolerance ZT0350 and Kershaw Knockout Spring Assisted Knife Comparison Review

If you’re involved in technology, engineering, or personal preparedness, this phrase should sound familiar: “two is one, and one is none.” This means that anything can fail, and relying on just one of something may leave you high and dry some day. I’ve carried a pocket knife since my father gave me one at age […]

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Ammunition Prices Are Already Going Up

Ammunition Prices Are Already Going Up

Back in March of this year I wrote about how an election year drives up demand and prices for firearms and ammunition. We’ve been training a lot this year, and have been shooting a lot of ammunition, especially 9mm. I bought some Wolf Performance Ammunition (WPA) on sale and in bulk last spring from local […]

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Comp-Tac Single Magazine Pouch Carrier Review

Comp-Tac Single Magazine Pouch Carrier Review

In September of 2010 I wrote about a few different magazine carriers that I own, and how different form factors can be more or less useful for those of us who carry a firearm concealed. I purchased and used a single, horizontal magazine carrier made by Parlux for quite some time. In December of last […]

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Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

Rethinking Civilian Rules of Engagement

The current civilian self-defense rules are difficult, complex, and open to interpretation. It supports the legal system and not the victim. The checklist is dangerous, and replacing it with a simplified version may make it easier on citizens. It may cloud the issue when both parties are breaking the law, or when situations aren’t clear cut.

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Orange Saf-T-Trainers Practice Ammunition Review

Orange Saf-T-Trainers Practice Ammunition Review

The plastic Saf-T-Trainers are a great way to practice firearms techniques safely, whether it’s in your home or on the range. They are inexpensive, properly sized, and do the trick despite concerns about long-term durability.

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IKEA First Aid Kit Review

IKEA First Aid Kit Review

At $10 – $12, this first aid kit by IKEA Family is a great value and a good starting point for building a personal trauma kit. They are inexpensive enough to have several on hand, and may appear less threatening than “tactical” equivalents.